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The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

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We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

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Latest News

12/15/2017 1:59:38 PM
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is honoured to welcome special guest Margriet Ruurs and the book Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey, which features the artwork of Syrian artist Nizar Ali Badr, to its next Family Sunday: December 17th, 2017 … Continue reading
12/11/2017 6:15:02 PM
Written by Glen Huser, President of CWILL BC Sixteen CWILL members met on December 6th in Christianne’s Lyceum upper room to share the books and stories and songs that had a special meaning for them as they were growing up. … Continue reading
12/5/2017 3:21:22 PM
Three Vancouver children’s writers have launched a new kid lit community called Ink Well Vancouver and they’re planning a series of workshops, master classes, and events. Their first offering is a six-week children’s writing workshop, ideal for anyone hoping to … Continue reading
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